Pep Guardiola makes ‘big trouble’ Manchester City admission and that’s what liverpool wants to hear
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that his side are in ‘big trouble’ recently, and now he has done so again. Liverpool and their fans will keenly watch with interest.
The Premier League title race keeps getting hotter between Liverpool and Manchester City as they continue to battle each other for the title and are just 1 point adrift each other.
It is possible both Premier giants mighy face each other in the Champions League final too — there is going to be very little to separate them at the end of the season, and so the little details matter.
Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola know there is no room for error whatsoever at the top of the table, while in Europe, a slight drop-off in performance could be fatal.
Guardiola and his team, though, are clearly not in as good a position as Liverpool are and pep Guardiola is doing very little to hide that.
Ahead of a Premier League with Watford where man city won 5-1, pep Guardiola said in a press conference;
“Right now, we are definitely in trouble,” Guardiola said. “We have problems in many important positions and you have to adapt. The players know we are in trouble.
“Maybe one winger has to play as a central defender!” he joked.
Asked again if he felt his side were ‘in trouble’ because of their injuries, he said:
“Right now, definitely. But the fixtures is what it is. Three days recovery, it is so demanding.”
Ahead of Champions league clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday, Nathan Ake and John Stones are both struggling with knocks, while João Cancelo is suspended for that game and Kyle Walker is still out with an ankle problem.
Aymeric Laporte, Rúben Dias and Oleksandr Zinchenko might be the only senior defenders available for Guardiola to choose from.
Some players could yet make comebacks and Manchester City are good enough to beat even a team like Real Madrid even with a couple of key men missing.